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ON DECK | South Alabama at LSU

Tigers launch pivotal week witth a tough non-conference test against the Jaguars

South Alabama at LSU

WHEN | 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE | Alex Box Stadium

RECORDS | South Alabama 30-18, LSU 32-16

RADIO: 98.1-FM (Baton Rouge)

TV/LIVESTREAM: SECNetwork+, WatchESPN.com

IN-GAME UPDATES: TigerBlitz.com

TWITTER: @RandyRosetta, @BillyEmbody, @LSUbaseball

LAST MEETING/SERIES | The Tigers steamrolled the Jaguars 9-0 on March 19, 2014 at The Box in the first meeting between the programs since an NCAA regional showdown in Baton Rouge in 1997. South Alabama leads the series 24-15, although LSU dominated NCAA Tournament play with five wins in seven games between 1989-97.

LAST TIME OUT: LSU eked out a 7-6 win in 11 innings over South Carolina on Sunday to claim a weekend series. South Alabama edged Arkansas-Little Rock 5-3 Sunday to seal a series win over the Trojans.

RANKINGS

LSU – No. 10 Collegiate Baseball, No. 11 USA Today (coaches), No. 11 NCBWA (writers), No. 11 D1Baseball.com, No. 11 Perfect Game, No. 15 Baseball America,

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

South Alabama  So. RH Sean Trimble (2-1, 4.30 ERA, 23 IP, 21 SO/14 BB, .241 opponent batting average) vs. LSU, So. RH Caleb Gilbert (2-1, 3 saves, 3.34 ERA, 29.2 IP, 33 SO/6 BB, .215 OBA)

OFFENSIVE LEADERS

South Alabama – OF Travis Swaggerty .371 (63-for-170), 43 R, 9 2B, 1 3B, 8 HR, 45 RBIs, 18-23 SB; OF Dylan Hardy .349 (53-152), 33 R, 7 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 21 RBIs, 16-20 SB; OF Brendan Donovan .314 (50-159), 37 R, 9 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 32 RBIs, 8-11 SB; SS Drew LaBounty .298 (42-141), 40 R, 11 2B, 4 HR, 33 RBIs, 7-7 SB; C Jared Barnes .296 (45-152), 34 R, 6 2B, 10 HR, 37 RBIs; 3B Will Luft .292 (49-168), 37 R, 8 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 25 RBIs; 1B Wells Davis .284 (44-155), 36 R, 7 2B, 6 HR, 36 RBIs

LSU – RF Greg Deichmann .335 (61-182), 37 R, 10 2B, 15 HR, 55 RBIs; 2B Cole Freeman .331 (60-181), 35 R, 10 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 26 RBIs, 11-17 SB; LF Antoine Duplantis .317 (59-186), 37 R, 9 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 41 RBIs, 14-18 SB; CF Zach Watson .316 (43-136), 20 R, 7 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 17 RBIs, 8-10 SB; 1B Nick Coomes .306 (26-for-65), 14 R, 5 2B, 2 HR, 13 RBIs; DH/OF Beau Jordan .301 (28-93), 17 R, 5 2B, 2 HR, 16 RBIs; SS Kramer Robertson .287 (54-186), 54 R, 12 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 26 RBIs, 7-10 SB; 3B Josh Smith .274 (45-164), 31 R, 8 2B, 3 HR, 35 RBIs

OUT OF THE BULLPEN

South Alabama – RH Matt Peacock 2-2, 8 saves, 1.86 ERA, 38.2 IP, 43 SO/13 BB; LH Joey Jones 0-0, 2.45 ERA, 11 IP, 11 SO/6 BB; RH Tyler Perez 1-0, 4.41 ERA, 16.1 IP, 8 SO/3 BB; RH Nick DeSantis 3-0, 4.70 ERA, 15.1 IP, 22 SO/4 BB

LSU – RH Hunter Newman 1-1, 7 saves, 0.98 ERA, 18.1 IP, 20 SO/11 BB; LH Nick Bush 1-0, 1.15 ERA, 15.2 IP, 17 SO/12 BB; RH Matthew Beck 1-0, 3.26 ERA, 19.1 IP, 16 SO/7 BB; RH Zack Hess 5-1, 3.43 ERA, 42 IP, 52 SO/20 BB

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